Tutorial: Azure AD SSO integration with embed signage

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate embed signage with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate embed signage with Azure AD, you can:

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to embed signage.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to embed signage with their Azure AD accounts.
  • Manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.

Prerequisites

To get started, you need the following items:

  • An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have a subscription, you can get a free account.
  • embed signage single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.

Scenario description

In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.

  • embed signage supports IDP initiated SSO.

To configure the integration of embed signage into Azure AD, you need to add embed signage from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal using either a work or school account, or a personal Microsoft account.
  2. On the left navigation pane, select the Azure Active Directory service.
  3. Navigate to Enterprise Applications and then select All Applications.
  4. To add new application, select New application.
  5. In the Add from the gallery section, type embed signage in the search box.
  6. Select embed signage from results panel and then add the app. Wait a few seconds while the app is added to your tenant.

Configure and test Azure AD SSO for embed signage

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with embed signage using a test user called B.Simon. For SSO to work, you need to establish a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in embed signage.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with embed signage, perform the following steps:

  1. Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
    1. Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with B.Simon.
    2. Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable B.Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
  2. Configure embed signage SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create embed signage test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in embed signage that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
  3. Test SSO - to verify whether the configuration works.

Configure Azure AD SSO

Follow these steps to enable Azure AD SSO in the Azure portal.

  1. In the Azure portal, on the embed signage application integration page, find the Manage section and select single sign-on.

  2. On the Select a single sign-on method page, select SAML.

  3. On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, click the pencil icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.

    Edit Basic SAML Configuration

  4. On the Basic SAML Configuration page, perform the following steps:

    a. In the Identifier text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://app.embedsignage.com/auth/saml/<ID>

    b. In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://app.embedsignage.com/auth/saml/login/<ID>

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier and Reply URL. Contact embed signage Client support team to get these values. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.

  5. On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, find Federation Metadata XML and select Download to download the certificate and save it on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

  6. On the Set up embed signage section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.

    Copy configuration URLs

Create an Azure AD test user

In this section, you'll create a test user in the Azure portal called B.Simon.

  1. From the left pane in the Azure portal, select Azure Active Directory, select Users, and then select All users.
  2. Select New user at the top of the screen.
  3. In the User properties, follow these steps:
    1. In the Name field, enter B.Simon.
    2. In the User name field, enter the username@companydomain.extension. For example, B.Simon@contoso.com.
    3. Select the Show password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.
    4. Click Create.

Assign the Azure AD test user

In this section, you'll enable B.Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to embed signage.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
  2. In the applications list, select embed signage.
  3. In the app's overview page, find the Manage section and select Users and groups.
  4. Select Add user, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.
  5. In the Users and groups dialog, select B.Simon from the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
  6. If you are expecting a role to be assigned to the users, you can select it from the Select a role dropdown. If no role has been set up for this app, you see "Default Access" role selected.
  7. In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.

Configure embed signage SSO

  1. Log in to your embed signage company site as an administrator.

  2. Go to Account settings and click Security > Single sign on.

  3. In the Single sign on section, perform the following steps:

    Screenshot shows the SSO Account.

    1. Enable single sign on checkbox.

    2. Open the downloaded Federation Metadata XML from the Azure portal and upload the file into Metadata XML file.

    3. Click Save Changes.

Create embed signage test user

  1. In a different web browser window, sign in to your embed signage company site as an administrator.

  2. Go to Account settings and click Users > New User.

  3. In the Settings section, fill the required fields manually in the following page and click Create User.

    Screenshot shows to creating users.

Test SSO

In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration with following options.

  • Click on Test this application in Azure portal and you should be automatically signed in to the embed signage for which you set up the SSO.

  • You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the embed signage tile in the My Apps, you should be automatically signed in to the embed signage for which you set up the SSO. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.

Next steps

Once you configure embed signage you can enforce session control, which protects exfiltration and infiltration of your organization’s sensitive data in real time. Session control extends from Conditional Access. Learn how to enforce session control with Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps.